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Cultural Grants

Administered through the Oakville Arts Council

Each year since 1989, the Town of Oakville has provided operating and project grants to qualified not-for-profit cultural organizations. The Oakville Arts Council, on behalf of the Town of Oakville administers this process at-arms length, with the applications reviewed by the Cultural Grants Review Committee commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors of the Oakville Arts Council.  Over the past 33 years, 64 different cultural organizations in Oakville have benefited from support of approximately $2.3 million. 

Information for applicants:

Applying for funding is done in two stages:

1. Organizations that received funding in 2022 must complete a Final Report (due September 16, 2022) prior to applying for 2023 funding.

2. If your final report is approved by the jury, you will be invited to apply for 2023 funding. You will receive confirmation via an approval letter which will contain a link to the grant application. The application deadline for 2023 funding will be in November 2022.

If this is the first time applying for funding from this program, or if you have not applied in the previous year(s), the first step is to submit a Statement of Interest which is due September 16, 2022. You will submit this statement using our grants portal at:

You will need to create a user name  and password. Once you are in the portal you will. select the Statement of Interest 2023 form, complete this, save and submit.

If you have any questions, please contact Bernadette Ward via email at

    2022 Cultural Grants Review Committee:


    Suzy Godefroy – Chair, Oakville Arts Council
    Angela DiCintio
    Teresa Suen-Campbell
    Ignacio Nicastro
    Ephraim Fernandez


    Bernadette Ward, Executive Director, Oakville Arts Council
    Tonia DiRisio, Cultural Coordinator, Town of Oakville

    2022 Grant Recipients


    2022 Allocation







    Canadian Croatian Choral Society


    Circle of Harmony


    Halton Region Chinese Canadian Association


    High Rendition Jazz $3,300
    Intrada Brass $3,800
    Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre $8,000
    Masterworks $7,000
    Oakville Arts Society $6,000
    Oakville Camera Club $7,000
    Oakville Chamber Orchestra $8,000
    Oakville Chinese Network Society $6,000

    Oakville Choir for Children & Youth


    Oakville Choral Society $6,500
    Oakville Festival of Film & Arts $8,500
    Oakville Improv $8,500
    Oakville Oriental Arts Club $3,000
    Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers $1,100
    Oakville Suzuki $5,000
    Oakville Symphony Orchestra $9,000
    Oakville Symphony Youth Orchestra $5,000
    Oakville Vocal Arts Festival $5,000
    Oakville Wind Orchestra $4,500
    OTMH Arts Council $8,000
    Suite Melody Care $3,500

    Tempus Choral


    The Oakville Players


    The Wearable Art Show


    World of Threads


    Yuan Yin Group $5,000



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